John M. Albertine

John M. Albertine is one of America’s foremost authorities on corporate governance, having served as a director of 17 publicly listed companies, including American Precision Industries, Inc., Thermo Electron, BBN, and Intermagnetics. He is currently Chairman of Albertine Enterprises, Inc., Chairman of the Board of Semco Energy, Inc. served for four years as Vice Chairman of Fruit of the Loom, and is one of nine Trustees for the Virginia Retirement System, which manages $30 billion in assets. Dr. Albertine was formerly Chairman of the American Business Conference, a coalition of 100 medium-size, fast-growing companies based in Washington, D.C. Dr. Albertine is frequently heard on National Public Radio’s Market Place, appears on ABC and NBC television and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Business Week, and Fortune magazine. Dr. Albertine holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia, and was formerly Executive Director of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee. Dr. Albertine specializes in structuring business transactions, and works directly with many private and public equity firms to raise capital for enterprises.

James J. Albertine

James J. Albertine is the Immediate Past President of the American League of Lobbyists, and has been recognized as one of the premier lobbyists in the nation’s capital. He is currently President of Albertine Enterprises, Inc. Prior to joining Albertine Enterprises, Mr. Albertine was Senior Vice-President of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) based in Washington, D.C. He also served for four years as the Director of Government Affairs for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). As the top government affairs professional at ASAE, he was responsible for the entire range of public policy issues affecting non-profit and professional association executives from more than 19,000 associations.

James Albertine specializes in raising funds from public sources, and is recognized as a leader in public finance. The business of Washington, D.C. is largely government-based, and Mr. Albertine has obtained funds to grow many types of enterprises from public sources. In one case a U.S. manufacturer of all terrain vehicles (ATVs) achieved funding through Mr. Albertine’s efforts from Congress and the Department of Defense to develop a product that it now sells through commercial channels as well. Mr. Albertine has obtained funding for high-tech enterprises from the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Mr. Albertine specializes in the field of biotechnology, and is currently in the process of obtaining funding from the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services for a developer of a medical compound designed to counter multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) that might be used in a bioterrorist attack against the United States.

Bart S. Fisher

Bart S. Fisher has been recognized as one of the founders of the field of international trade and investment law in the United States. He attended Harvard Law School (J.D., 1972), The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. and Bologna, Italy (M.A. 1967 and Ph.D. 1970) and Washington Unversity (B.A. 1963). He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Washington University and awarded The Brookings Institution Fellowship in 1968.

Dr. Fisher currently practices law in Washington, D.C. as Managing Partner of the Law Office of Bart S. Fisher in Washington, D.C. From 1972 through 1994 he practiced law at Patton Boggs LLP, where he was a partner as of January 1978. He has also been a partner at Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, and Of Counsel with Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, Bryan Cave, and Dorsey & Whitney.

Dr. Fisher is a Professorial Lecturer in American Foreign Policy at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and has taught international trade and investment at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, George Mason University, and the Elliott School of International Affairs of George Washington University. He has written four books and many articles on international trade and investment, including International Trade and Investment: Regulating International Business, which has been used as the standard casebook in many law schools in the United States..

Dr. Fisher has worked since 1980 to develop the commercial relationship between the United States and China. He has had a broad and diversified law practice with China involving international trade, investment, intellectual property law, and criminal enforcement actions. He was also Chairman of China Direct Trading Corporation (CHDT.OB) from 2000 through 2003; worked since 1982 with American Bar Association efforts to assist legal reform in China; been hosted as a member of the Board of Directors of The Center for Democracy on foreign policy missions by the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs; worked with the Red Cross Society of China to promote the international exchange of marrows with the United States; worked with Temple University to establish the first American law-degree granting institution in China; and is now undertaking an effort on behalf of the Give Life Foundation, of which he is Chairman, to bring a pair of pandas from Sichuan Province to the North Carolina Zoo. He was Counsel for China’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC) in 1999 and 2000.

Dr. Fisher specializes in assisting enterprises that want to maximize the synergies between the U.S. market, the largest market in the world, and China, the fastest growing economy in the world.

Dr. Fisher is in charge of the J J & B office in Beijing, China. He currently has 20 ongoing projects in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Qindao.

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